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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2364 on: January 18, 2019, 05:09:30 PM »
Fazil Say makes the news
https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/erdogan-graham-discuss-syria-safe-zone-attend-fazil-say-s-concert-23436

I guess Graham will have to return to the U.S. by boat, since Trump has banned travel by U.S. aircraft by members of Congress.

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« Reply #2368 on: January 21, 2019, 11:31:15 AM »
You'll need to clean up some typos, but more importantly, the Karajan Sibelius was included in the EMI Remastered set.  They form the first three CDs of this


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« Reply #2369 on: January 21, 2019, 03:53:41 PM »
You'll need to clean up some typos, but more importantly, the Karajan Sibelius was included in the EMI Remastered set.  They form the first three CDs of this


Thanks much. (Also would be super helpful if you mentioned some of those typos you noticed. The reason they're in there is that i managed to gloss over them four times, already.  ??? :P

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« Reply #2370 on: January 21, 2019, 04:32:07 PM »
Thanks much. (Also would be super helpful if you mentioned some of those typos you noticed. The reason they're in there is that i managed to gloss over them four times, already.  ??? :P
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« Reply #2371 on: January 21, 2019, 04:55:44 PM »
"premable" & "lest" before the list.

Super. Much appreciated. I must have lost my pre-marbles to not catch those!

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« Reply #2372 on: January 27, 2019, 10:10:02 AM »
Interview about Bruckner. Probably so basic that few on this forum would learn anything new.

https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/church-and-culture-january-26-2019-hour-2/?fbclid=IwAR3ilhtj28aJdY4JT9NJ33v3ICWiC3t8S7wj6G0E27zD82lmhukvVUh8j4c

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« Reply #2374 on: February 08, 2019, 02:11:51 PM »
As @ionarts resumes a regular schedule of #CDReviews, with Charles (#BrieflyNoted) on Saturdays and me on Wednesdays

Glad to read this. I enjoy your writing but could never bring myself to click the links to that other website.

ETA: your “unfathomable tragedy” link points to a local file on your computer.
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« Reply #2375 on: February 09, 2019, 01:06:34 AM »
Glad to read this. I enjoy your writing but could never bring myself to click the links to that other website.

ETA: your “unfathomable tragedy” link points to a local file on your computer.

That "other" website being ClassicsToday?  :D Have you experienced a Hurwitz-burn that left you scarred? [As most people, though not all, he becomes all the more pleasant on proximity. And I must say that I've found him incredibly open in my dealing with me... not only for taking me on, after Forbes ditched the column, but also for re-assessing recordings differently than he has judged them in the past (i.e. Bernstein's Beethoven).]

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« Reply #2376 on: February 10, 2019, 12:23:16 PM »
That "other" website being ClassicsToday?  :D Have you experienced a Hurwitz-burn that left you scarred? [As most people, though not all, he becomes all the more pleasant on proximity. And I must say that I've found him incredibly open in my dealing with me... not only for taking me on, after Forbes ditched the column, but also for re-assessing recordings differently than he has judged them in the past (i.e. Bernstein's Beethoven).]

I wouldn’t say burned or scarred. I just eventually realized that I dislike his writing enough that I avoid his website altogether. One example occurred as I was reading an essay on vibrato. At first I didn’t know who wrote it. The pdf did not state the author at the top. I read a few pages littered with straw men, ad hominem attacks, and hand-waving. By the time I got to the author’s admission that he didn’t know the meanings of terminology used in historical violin treatises, it was clear that behind the facade of a substantive analysis, the essay was really just a crude rationalization of the author’s personal preferences and an attack on those with different preferences. Then I asked myself, “who wrote this junk, David Hurwitz?” I scrolled to the bottom, and guess who the author was? Blindly identifying an author by his writing’s junky viciousness is a surprisingly powerful realization.

I similarly try to avoid Lebrecht’s website, though less strictly.

I am not surprised that Hurwitz is more charming in person. For all I know, I would enjoy a conversation with him. But I avoid his website.

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« Reply #2377 on: February 10, 2019, 02:27:12 PM »
I wouldn’t say burned or scarred. I just eventually realized that I dislike his writing enough that I avoid his website altogether. One example occurred as I was reading an essay on vibrato. At first I didn’t know who wrote it. The pdf did not state the author at the top. I read a few pages littered with straw men, ad hominem attacks, and hand-waving. By the time I got to the author’s admission that he didn’t know the meanings of terminology used in historical violin treatises, it was clear that behind the facade of a substantive analysis, the essay was really just a crude rationalization of the author’s personal preferences and an attack on those with different preferences. Then I asked myself, “who wrote this junk, David Hurwitz?” I scrolled to the bottom, and guess who the author was? Blindly identifying an author by his writing’s junky viciousness is a surprisingly powerful realization.

I similarly try to avoid Lebrecht’s website, though less strictly.

I am not surprised that Hurwitz is more charming in person. For all I know, I would enjoy a conversation with him. But I avoid his website.

I hear you; perfectly respectable view. Although I think that Hurwitz', shall we say, 'unique flavor' (a selling point in-and-of-itself; at least he's consistent so he is helpful as a critic whether you agree with him or not) are quirks. But Lebrecht is an obnoxious clickbaiting, race-baiting, nationalism-baiting hack who spreads half-truths (on a good day) and is malicious at the core. And then there's the small detail that ClassicsToday is a multiplicity of voices (Distler, Vernier, Hurwitz, Levine, Carr Jr.), not a megaphone for just one.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2378 on: February 11, 2019, 12:57:27 AM »
More from the forbidden site.  :D


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